The 2016 Summer Fashion Guide for Men

The 2016 Summer Fashion Guide for Men

The year is passing rather quickly which only means the soon arrival of the summer, sunshine, late evenings and holidays. Now is the time to make the transition from coats to lightweight jackets and swap your boats for trainers and sandals. If you’re stuck on how to update your summer wardrobe the here is a guide on all the key pieces that any gentleman will need to have the best summer fashion.

Distressed Denim

For those gentlemen who seem to get through a pair of jeans like there is no tomorrow you are in luck. This particular summer trend which will follow through until the autumn shows all pieces of denim should be ripped, patched and even bleached.

The key trend is that all jeans and denim jackets should have a lived in vibe. It also means the huge 90’s trend of denim jackets is well and truly back. When there is a chill in the upcoming summer evenings remember to sling your denim jacket over your shoulder for the ultimate look this summer.

Cuban Collars

If you are a gentleman who likes vintage fashion then not only will you be happy to hear that denim jackets are back but your grandfather’s favourite 50’s short sleeved shirt is back too. As temperatures rise, ditch your knitwear and long sleeved checked shirts. Instead invest in lightweight, well fitted Cuban collar shirts for the ultimate retro look.

Cuban collar shirts can be worn open by the pool for a more relaxed vibe but in order to dress them up keep them buttoned up and team with a pair of jeans or neutral coloured chinos. For a bold look, check out 50’s Hawaiian prints or a 70’s vertical stripe, if you want something that is a bit more subtle check out small prints or block coloured styles.


Each year sunglasses are a key accessory to any summer outfit and this year is no different. What is different is the on trend style, for SS16 round and colour tinted shades are enjoying their time in the sunny weather.

This season although round sunglasses can be difficult to pull off there are ones to suit all face shapes, whether it’s a vintage look with a traditional penny round or if you aren’t as daring a more subtle play on the trend with demi-rounds. If round sunglasses really don’t grab you not to worry, as the classic aviators style isn’t going anywhere.

Short shorts

The SS16 runways were filled with thigh-grazing versions of swims shorts and tailored shorts from Christopher Shannon, Toppan, and Prada making short shorts this season biggest trends. Although be aware there are a few tips to follow to pull this look off, the first rule is to make sure they aren’t too tight, for you benefit and the benefit of others.

Team with relaxed or oversized tops as long as you can still see the shorts. The best way to wear them is teamed with a long-sleeved t-shirt, a baseball cap and hi-tops, however for creative licence feel free to experiment. Thomas Royall mens designer swimwear has the hottest styles when it comes to this popular look.

Opt for bold colour prints featuring graphic birds and butterflies. If you’re a gentleman who prefers darker prints then you are in luck, just remember the biggest styles will be landscape prints and geometric styles in dark blue hues. Or if prints of any kind aren’t for you then opt for bold block colours in pastels hues as well as bold pink, black, navy and grey.


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